- AP courses prepare students to take a national test. The test score will determine whether that student is eligible to substitute an AP course for a college course. Dordt, for example, requires a score of 4 in order to make the substitution (not all departments accept AP credits in lieu of courses).
- Honors courses give students a taste of higher education expectations, but they do not count for college credit.
- Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO, sometimes called early entry courses) require high school students to take courses on a college campus.
- Concurrent credit courses provide actual college credit for completion of a course taught in high school. Concurrent credit students in the Dordt College program are given Dordt College credits as if they had taken the course or courses at Dordt.
High school instructors teaching Dordt’s concurrent credit courses must have, at minimum, a master’s degree, which is the same minimum academic requirement for faculty and part-time instructors at Dordt College.
Additionally, a Dordt professor from the corresponding field mentors the high school teacher and visits the class when possible.
Parents and students interested in Dordt’s concurrent credit program should contact their high school guidance counselor for information on their school’s offerings.
For information about Dordt College’s Concurrent Credit Program, contact any of the following: